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that the congressional budget office made in may of where the health care obama care would be in year one. that estimate was done, obviously, before the website spent two months being broken. so there is what was underlying that estimate is over. it's not going to happen. but back when -- in june and may when i spoke to the obama administration about how they thought about zubsuccess, they not use seven million number. they did not say getting seven million and one million was young and healthy. success was all about getting this right, getting the ratios right so the premiums would be low enough that over the first two or three years it would be a good deal and people would come in. so the important thing for the administration is not seven million versus five million versus nine million. it's how many of them are young and healthy. they need about 40% in order to keep premiums at the levels they want them. >> and to that point, there was a recent gallup poll. 37% of americans under 30 are the least familiar with the health care law. more than any other age group. and obviously we've talked about the f
to a weapon. >> we are also getting new information on obama care. the numbers are good. health care.gov got 29,000 people signed up on sunday and monday. that's more than in the entire month of october and that's the good news. the the challenge obviously is that the numbers are smaller to hit targets and the targets are about making this economically feasible. we've seen this big push by the president. what has to happen in your mind? technically, politically and in term of pr because it all got off to a very bad start in terms of public relations to make this all work. >> we've had more than 2 million people in the first three days of this week able to get on health care.gov, shop around, compare plans and thousands and thousands of people have been able to sign up. every passing day is seeing more and more people who have the ability to get on and see that they can get access to health care, quality, affordable health care that they couldn't before, access to preventive care like mammograms and colonoscopies, people with pre-existing conditions like me no longer will be worried about dro
working. so actual people are getting actual health care, which means it's much harder for you to roll back this program. so it really puts republicans in a difficult position because they said, look, obama care is terrible because people can't sign up on the website for it. now people can sign up on the website so that leaves them in a tough spot. >> well, when you talk about the meat, molly, obviously those things we've already talked about are things that you can sell. you can stay on your parents' insurance until you're 26, pre-existing conditions, price equity between men and women, which has not existed in many cases. but what about this website that didn't work for two months and getting seven million people signed up by march. how is that looking realistically right now? >> well, the problems with the website and the problems with enrollments have made it very difficult to meet the goals that the administration has set. i think it's still very much an open question whether they'll be able to come anywhere near those ambitious goals. but i think what we are seeing now is the pro
other people don't. ♪ honestly ♪ i wanna see you be brave ♪ >>> 2016 health care and the nsa. in a wide ranging interview with chris matthews, president obama defended his legacy and told young people they need to get out and vote during the midterms if they want change. the "hardball" special was taped at american university surrounded by students. one of the real moments came when the president was asked to pick between his vice president and former secretary of state. >> vice president joe biden, former secretary of state hillary clinton, compare and contrast. >> not a chance am i going there. here's what i'll say. both hillary and joe would make outstanding presidents. and possess the qualities that are needed to be outstanding presidents. i think joe biden will go down in history as one of the best vice presidents ever. hillary i think will go down as one of the finest secretaries of state that we've ever had and help to transition us away from a deep hole that we were in when we first came into office around the world. >> you can watch that interview in its entirety today at 4:00
. but now we can judge obama care the way we should judge obama care, which is can it sign up a lot of people who need health insurance. the evidence from the states where it's working well, california and kentucky are notable examples, is that the structure of the thing actually can work. and so if they have indeed solved most of these problems, it will probably take another couple of weeks at least to get the website working the way they want, but they made progress and now we can judge it on its merits and not on some tech glitch. >> well, you also have the white house not being quite as definitive as they have been in the past, making these statements about this is where we are, this is what's going to happen. listen to ed rendell, obviously former democratic governor of pennsylvania, on "morning joe" this morning. >> i think there's still a chance for this to achieve its basic goal. that doesn't excuse the mismanagement early. but there's still a chance to achieve a basic goal, which is to drive down the health care curve and also to ensure over 30 million people who don't have
eases our minds when we're worried and nervous about just her health. we don't have to worry about, oh, my gosh, are we going to lose our house. >> justine, obviously you have enough going on in your life without becoming a spokesman for obama care. but what made you feel like this is something that you wanted to do, once the president obviously talked about you on tv? >> i mean i just hope that my story will help someone kind of look into the obama care and the affordable care act a little bit more, just to maybe benefit them or somebody that they know or somebody, you know, in their family that's struggling and needs this help, because i know if i was, you know, a 23-year-old on my own health insurance and i got this huge bill in the mail, i wouldn't be paying it because there's no way that i could. so i wouldn't be getting the care that i needed. so i just hope that it will help someone like somewhere out there that can get the care that they need. >> and, joann, as someone who saw all these negative ads, and you live in ohio, a place where political ads are part and parcel. i grew
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